McSweeney’s continues their trend of doing everything possible to save the printed newspaper business by launching ‘The Goods,’ a standalone newspaper comics and activities page it is hoping papers will carry.
McSweeney’s is partnering with Tribune Media Services for the venture to make the page available to papers in the US and Canada. McSweeney’s will curate a new page each week, featuring a rotating cast of contributors, some of whose names will surely be familiar to McSweeney’s fans.
The Goods will debut on Presidents’ Day and there doesn’t seem to be any indication how much it will cost newspapers to run the section. And from the sounds of it, “The Goods” sounds like it’ll be a higher-class and more whimsical version of Picture Pages. If Picture Pages came in a newspaper.